This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. To access the lead post, please select the link in the prior sentence.
Do you really need to know about the different types of drywall (sheet rock) just because you’re doing a bathroom remodel?
Not really, but as a believer in “knowledge is power”, I’ve prepared this article in case you want to.
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The image within this post shows more than is needed for just bathroom remodels, but I’ll provide a brief description of all.
The first three listed below are relevant for bathroom remodels.
Moisture resistant drywall is mandatory for the walls of your tub and shower surround. For reasons that I hope are obvious.
Cement board is not really drywall and is the surface to which tiles are adhered. Whether your remodel requires one layer of moisture resistant drywall and then a layer of cement board, or the moisture resistant drywall can be skipped depends upon your local building codes. Please check with your local city or county planning department.
If your bathroom shared a common wall with the garage (as some powder rooms do) the wall that is common to the garage must have fire resistant drywall installed on it.
Provides what is called radiant barrier insulation and is good when being installed on a wall that gets a lot of direct sunlight. It will help keep your home cooler in the hot days of summer.
Does your bathroom share a wall with the bedroom of a teenager who likes to play loud music? This stuff really works!
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